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Release This:  Monster Hunter 3  Premieres in Japan As West Gets  G.I. Joe  Game

Release This: Monster Hunter 3 Premieres in Japan As West Gets G.I. Joe Game

August 3, 2009 | By Danny Cowan

August 3, 2009 | By Danny Cowan
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Gamasutra's regular round-up of worldwide video game releases, "Release This!", takes a look at every game title we know to be shipping to stores this week, in an exclusively compiled list.

This week brings Monster Hunter 3 and Blood of Bahamut to Japan, while North America gets G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and SingStar: Queen.

The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 8th, 2009.

Games Released in the United States:

Nintendo Wii:
- Brave: A Warrior's Tale
- Daisy Fuentes Pilates
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Overturn (online)
- Ultimate Duck Hunting
- World Championship Athletics

Xbox 360:
- Brave: A Warrior's Tale
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (online)

PlayStation 3:
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- SingStar: Queen

PlayStation 2:
- Aliens in the Attic
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- SingStar: Queen

Nintendo DS:
- 8-Ball Allstars
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Reversal Challenge

PlayStation Portable:
- Aliens in the Attic
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show

PC:
- Brave: A Warrior's Tale
- East India Company
- Hearts of Iron 3

EA's film tie-in title G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra will debut across a majority of platforms in the United States this week.

Collision Studios' third-person action title Brave: A Warrior's Tale also joins the week's multiplatform lineup, as PlayStation 3 and PS2 owners can expect to see the all-Queen karaoke title SingStar Queen.

Games Released in Europe:

Nintendo Wii:
- Ashes Cricket 2009
- Clever Kids: Farmyard Fun
- Clever Kids: Pirates
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
- Kart Racer
- Peppa Pig

Xbox 360:
- Ashes Cricket 2009
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

PlayStation 3:
- Ashes Cricket 2009
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

PlayStation 2:
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Music Maker Rockstar

Nintendo DS:
- 8-Ball Allstars
- Active Health with Carol Vorderman
- Aliens in the Attic
- Cake Mania 2: Jill's Next Adventure
- Fifi and the Flowertots
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
- Junior Classic Games
- Postman Pat Special Delivery Service
- Roary the Racing Car

PlayStation Portable:
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

PC:
- Ashes Cricket 2009
- Commandos Complete
- East India Company
- Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra will also premiere in the UK this week, where it goes up against Codemasters' Europe-exclusive cricket sim Ashes Cricket 2009.

Other titles debuting exclusively in the UK this week include Kart Racer and Peppa Pig on the Nintendo Wii, and Roary the Racing Car and Active Health with Carol Vorderman on the Nintendo DS.

Games Released in Japan:

Nintendo Wii:
- EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer Wii 30-Hi Seikatsu Kaizen Program
- Kororinpa 2: Anthony to Kiniro Himawari no Tane
- Monster Hunter 3
- Pop'n Music
- SD Gundam G Generation Wars

Xbox 360:
- Magna Carta 2
- Red Faction: Guerrilla

PlayStation 3:
- Janline R
- Red Faction: Guerrilla

PlayStation 2:
- J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship
- Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes
- SD Gundam G Generation Wars

Nintendo DS:
- Akogare Girls Collection: Suteki ni Nurse Days
- Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer
- Blood of Bahamut
- Hottarake no Shima Kanata to Nijiiro no Kagami
- Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip
- Item Getter: Bokura no Kagaku to Mahou no Kankei
- Miami Crisis
- Neko Neko Bakery DS
- Sekai Fushigi Hakken DS: Densetsu no Hitoshi-kun Ningyou o Sagase
- Shugo Chara! Norinori! Chara-Nari Zumu
- Sonic Chronicles: Yami Jigen Kara no Shinryakusha
- Tsuki Bit

PlayStation Portable:
- Hayarikami 3
- Strikers 1945 Plus Portable
- Tales of VS.

The Nintendo Wii boasts a strong release lineup this week in Japan. Nintendo's console will get Capcom's highly anticipated action-RPG sequel Monster Hunter 3, EA's fitness sim EA Sports Active, and Konami's Wii-exclusive music franchise spinoff title Pop'n Music.

On other platforms, the Xbox 360 will receive the strategy-RPG sequel Magna Carta 2, while PS3 owners get the mahjong title Janline R. Portable console highlights for this week include Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda sidestory Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip, Namco's Tales of VS., and the Square Enix RPG Blood of Bahamut.


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